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New Tata Safari’s ‘Wet’ mode put to test in slush: Does it really work? [Video]

Tata Motors launched the all-new Safari in the market earlier this year. The 7-seater SUV is currently the flagship model from the manufacturer. The SUV is based on the 5-seater Harrier and both SUVs have many features in common. The all-new Safari is not like the older version which got discontinued from the market. The SUV is available with a front wheel drive setup only. The all-new Safari competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar in the segment. Tata offers a Terrain Response Mode with Safari that has Wet Mode and Rough Road mode. Does these terrain modes actually work? Let’s have a look at the video to find out.

The video has been uploaded by All in One Entertainment on their Youtube channel. The video starts by showing a Tata Safari owner who is curious to find out whether the Terrain Response Mode in his Safari actually works or is it a gimmick. For testing purposes, he drives to a mud road with slush in it. The owner mentions that, the SUV will cross this section without any problem if he drives it with some momentum . What he wants is to find out if the Safari can cross the section at slow speeds.

The vlogger gets into the car and his friend who was with him in the car starts shooting from outside. The vlogger gets in, starts the vehicle and then puts the car in ‘Wet Mode’. The car starts moving forward without any problem. The tyres were loosing grip at places but, the terrain response system was kicking in and keeping the car in control.

 

As mentioned above, Tata Safari comes with Wet and Rough Rough road mode. The Wet mode as the name suggests is meant for driving in rainy conditions or wet roads. This mode offers better traction control and throttle response is also linear. The Rough road Mode optimises the overall behaviour of the vehicle to handle the broken roads.

The Safari in wet mode performed quite well. The owner or vlogger did the experiment twice. In the first part, the SUV smoothly moved ahead through the slushy road without loosing control. In the second part, he did the same thing at a place with a bit more slush. The Safari was performing well and almost cleared the section. Only towards the end, the SUV lost traction and the wheels started spinning.

He took the SUV in reverse and with some momentum, he cleared that too. This is not an off-road video and no one should take the all-new Safari off-road as it is a front wheel drive SUV. The SUV offers features like panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver seat, touchscreen infotainment screen, multi-function steering wheel, leather wrapped seats and so on. It is powered by the same engine as Harrier. It gets a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with both manual and automatic gearbox options.